CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A Florida Department of Corrections Officer is the third member of law enforcement in less than seven days to be charged with DUI.
According to a police report from the Clay County Sheriff's Office, a corrections officer at the Florida State Prison was pulled over on the 2300 block of Blanding Boulevard early Tuesday morning.
The unnamed officer was allegedly observed crossing over traffic lanes while driving before striking a curb, the report states.
During a traffic stop, Clay County Sheriff's Office deputies allegedly noticed a case of Bud Light bottles in clear view on the passenger seat of the suspect's vehicle. The suspect was also described in the report to have blood shot eyes and slurred speech, with the smell of alcohol on his breath.
The suspect allegedly failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody where he allegedly blew a 0.178.
When a tow truck arrived to impound the suspect's vehicle, deputies conducted a vehicle search and allegedly found an additional 12 pack of Bud Light 12 ounce cans in the back of the suspects vehicle, the report detailed. Three beers were missing from the case in the back seat and a 12 ounce Bud Light can that was three-quarters full was allegedly found in the driver's side door.
The Florida State Prison Corrections Officer's arrest is the third member of law enforcement to be arrested for DUI in less than seven Days.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Assistant Chief Larry Jones of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was arrested and charged with DUI Saturday morning.
Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford announced Tuesday that Jones has been demoted from Assistant Chief to Lieutenant, a rank he held previously. Jones will be working in the Community Affairs Division.
Tony Davis, who is currently a Lieutenant for Special Events/Community Affairs, will now be the Assistant Chief in Patrol Zone 5, Rutherford said in a release.
The Clay County Sheriff's office arrested James Avery, 48, a Clay County Sheriff's Deupty, for DUI on Sunday morning.
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